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Helen Caldicott papers, 1961-1996
43 boxes (52.5 linear feet)
Collection number: SSC.MS.00223

Abstract:
Pediatrician, antinuclear activist, Co-founder of Women's Party for Survival and Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament. Papers include correspondence, memorabilia, publicity, photographs, writings, research files, and audiovisual materials. Also included are organizational records of Physicians for Social Responsibility and Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection. This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use. Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.

Restrictions on use:

The material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Permission must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

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Biographical / Historical

Helen Caldicott is a pediatrician and environmental activist. In her native Australia, she led successful campaigns to ban French atmospheric nuclear testing and uranium mining. In the U.S., she revived Physicians for Social Responsibility while an instructor at Harvard Medical School and a fellow at Children's Hospital Medical Center. In 1980, she resigned to become a full-time anti-nuclear activist. She helped found the Medical Campaign Against Nuclear War, and the Women's Party for Survival, later called the Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND), then Women's Action for New Directions.

Scope and Contents

The Helen Caldicott Papers include correspondence; memorabilia; publicity; fliers; photographs; video tapes and audio recordings; and writings, including speeches, letters to editors, and manuscripts of her books Missile Envy, Nuclear Madness, and A Desperate Passion. Also included are organizational records of Physicians for Social Responsibility and Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament; as well as subject files, research material, publications, and audiovisual materials. This finding aid only describes the most recent accessions.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection. This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use. Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.

Restrictions on use:

The material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Permission must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Helen Caldicott papers, Sophia Smith Collection, SSC-MS-00223, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The Helen Caldicott Papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Helen Caldicott beginning in 1983. Accession numbers: 83-33 to 91S-43 (15 accessions), 84S-55, 96S-51, 13S-16. This finding aid only describes the most recent accessions.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English

Contents List
2009-S-0054. Disney, Emory Wood, Helen Caldicott printed materials, correspondence
1985-2004
0.5 linear feet

Search Terms
Disney, Emory Wood

2009-S-0054. Correspondence, clippings, miscellaneous materials
1985-2004

Box 1
2009-S-0054. Sound recording of Caldicott (?) speaking
: Four microcassettes. Assumed to be Caldicott speaking; but uncertain.
1985 June 20

Box 1

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Antinuclear movement--History--Sources
  • Caldicott, Helen
  • Caldicott, Helen
  • Ecofeminism--History--Sources
  • Environmental protection--Citizen participation--History--20th century
  • Environmentalists--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Nuclear disarmament--History--Sources
  • Nuclear power plants--Environmental aspects--History--Sources
  • Nuclear warfare--Environmental aspects--History--Sources
  • Peace movements--History--20th century--Sources
  • Pediatricians--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Women and peace--History--20th century--Sources
  • Women environmentalists--Biography--Sources
  • Women physicians--Biography--Sources
  • Women's Action for New Directions

Genre terms
  • Awards
  • Organization files
  • Research
  • Speeches
  • Videotapes
  • Writings
  • clippings
  • correspondence
  • memorabilia


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